Balinghoy (Cassava Pulot Latik)

One root crop that can be used as an alternative for rice is cassava or kamoteng kahoy or ‘balinghoy’ as we call it in ‘Bisaya’. Its value as a famine relief crop has long been recognized. The plant is grown for its edible tubers, which serve as a staple food in many tropical countries and are also the source of an important starch.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cassava (balinghoy), grated
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk (1st extract)
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk (2nd extract)
  • 1 piece sinaklob (panutsa), cut up

Cooking Procedure:

  1. For coconut syrup, cook thick coconut milk over medium heat. Stir constantly until oil comes out and “latik”or coconut residue forms. Cool until “latik”turns brown. Set aside.
  2. Cook thin coconut milk and bring to boil.
  3. Add one panutsa. Stir continuously until thick then add the “latik”. Set aside.
  4. For pancakes, beat egg and stir in evapoprated milk and sugar. Blend well.
  5. Add cassava and pour melted butter or margarine.
  6. Cook batter in a griddle using 1/3 cup batter per pancake.
  7. Serve with “Pulot at Latik”.
  8. Share & Enjoy!

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